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17-Year Cicadas Are Coming ... as Many as 1.5M an Acre

Get ready Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia

(Newser) - There will soon be a buzz in the air in the Northeast. Billions of cicadas with a 17-year life span have spent the entire 21st century underground in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, reports Fox News . But when nighttime soil temperature hits 64 degrees for four... More »

Giant Snowstorm May Pummel Northeast

Weekend storm may affect more than 50M

(Newser) - Get your shovels ready: The first major snowstorm of 2016 could wreak havoc on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by the end of the week. More than 50 million people may be affected as areas around Washington, DC; Philadelphia; Baltimore; New York City; and Boston could see a foot or more... More »

Northeast's 'Snowpocalypse': Some Snow, No Apocalypse

New England set for heaviest snow

(Newser) - The warnings were dire , but at least so far, the Northeast's "historic and catastrophic" blizzard pretty much fizzled. The National Weather Service canceled a blizzard warning for New York City, noting that "much less snow" than expected will hit the city, the New York Times reports, and... More »

Warnings, Advice Pile Up as Northeast Blizzard Looms

United cancels all NYC, Philly, Boston flights

(Newser) - Thousands of flights in the Northeast have already been canceled for today and tomorrow as dire warnings about a coming blizzard pile up, and some 30 million people hunker down, reports NPR . Some 2,000 flights have been canceled for today, with another 1,800 nixed for tomorrow, FlightAware.com... More »

Bundle Up: Polar Vortex Returns for an Encore

Frigid weather just won't let up

(Newser) - The wait for spring isn't getting any easier. The northern US is in for more Arctic chills, LiveScience reports. While it won't be the season's coldest weather in absolute terms, it could be the coldest compared to what's normal for this time of year, an expert... More »

New Storm Hits Northeast, Zaps Power, Flights

And there may be more to come this weekend

(Newser) - Little relief for the Northeast after a snowstorm Monday: Today, it's facing another winter storm, one that's already canceled some 2,400 flights, Fox News reports. Snowfall will range between a few inches in some areas, including New York City and Pittsburgh, to more than a foot in... More »

Deep South Braces for 'Paralyzing' Winter Storm

Schools closed; hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - The next big winter storm is reportedly on its way, and this time, it's the Deep South that will be feeling its effects. The Weather Channel sees 40 million people in the path of Winter Storm Leon, which an expert says could bring once-in-a-generation weather; another calls the storm... More »

Hercules Rages On, Drops Nearly 2 Feet of Snow

Another 1,350 US flights have been cancelled today

(Newser) - Winter storm Hercules continues to flex its muscles, dumping well over a foot of snow in places, sparking states of emergency, and bringing with it freezing temperatures and the threat of hypothermia. Experts warn that even shoveling your driveway can be dangerous. The latest:
  • It seems the warning of up
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Northeast Hunkers Down for a Whiteout

Blizzard or near-blizzard conditions expected in first big snowstorm of 2014

(Newser) - Mother Nature isn't making it an easy transition back to work in the new year, throwing a whole lot of snow, whipping winds, and freezing temperatures at commuters in the Northeast this week. As much as a foot of snow is expected in New England and New York today... More »

Winter Weather Hits ... Just About Everywhere in US

Philadelphia gets a record 8 inches

(Newser) - It's not often the whole US feels serious winter weather at once—but that's what's happened over the past few days, meteorologists say. "This literally spreads across the entire US, and we're 12 days from the official start of winter," one tells CNN . Yesterday,... More »

Heroin Use Soars in New England's Towns

It's 'our biggest problem right now': Vermont cop

(Newser) - Heroin is not just a city drug anymore: Its use is surging in the smaller communities of New England, the New York Times reports. Last year, 21 people died in Maine from the drug—three times as many as the year before. Over the course of a decade, New Hampshire'... More »

2 Killed in in Midwest Snowstorm

Hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - A Midwest snowstorm has pounded the region, leaving record snowfall in some areas and hundreds of flights canceled, CNN reports. Two people were killed amid several road accidents, the AP reports. Kansas was hit hardest, with 9 inches at the Kansas City Airport arriving in a single day—nearly double... More »

NY, NJ Forced to Evacuate Again

Nor'easter expected to bring snow from Maryland to Maine

(Newser) - The Nor'easter threatening the already-battered Atlantic Coast is weakening , but New York and New Jersey are still ordering evacuations ahead of the storm, which is already pelting Washington with ice and stirring seas as high as 7.5 feet off New York. In New York City, parks and beaches... More »

More Flights Canceled Ahead of Nor'easter

United grounding 500; other airlines considering

(Newser) - The upcoming nor'easter sounds yet more ominous: Airlines are once again canceling flights in the Northeast in anticipation of the coastal storm, just a week after canceling more than 23,000 flights in the same area because of superstorm Sandy. United Airlines is canceling around 500 flights out of... More »

Hurricane Sandy Hits Cuba as US Braces for 'Frankenstorm'

President Obama briefed as experts predict Irene-level damage

(Newser) - Hurricane Sandy roared across the Caribbean today, dropping heavy rains, ripping the roofs off homes, and killing two people, the AP reports. The storm had a stunning growth spurt overnight, according to the Washington Post , becoming a category 2 hurricane, and a Cuban meteorologist says it "crossed the... More »

Ice Cream Crisis Rocks Northeast

Lawmaker up in arms over Good Humor shortage

(Newser) - Forget your concerns about the eurozone—we've got a real crisis on our hands. Northeasterners are grappling with a shortage of three crucial Good Humor bars: the Toasted Almond, Chocolate Eclair, and Candy Center Crunch. The company blames the problem on high demand during a hot spring. "We... More »

The Most Religious State in America Is...

...Mississippi. South tops the list, while New England is at the bottom

(Newser) - Don't tell Hester Prynne, but it's the Deep South that is the most religious region in the country, while New England is the most godless, according to a new Gallup Poll . The poll asked respondents whether religion was an important part of their daily life, and whether they... More »

This Might Be a Bad Summer for Lyme Disease

Big crop of acorns, mice signal potential trouble

(Newser) - A surge in cases of Lyme disease could be hiding in the forest. Scientists say the northeastern US might be staring at "the worst year yet" for the bacterial illness, reports Wired . The reason starts with acorns: In 2010, there was a huge crop of them, which led to... More »

Northeast May Get Foot of Snow

Rare October storm is coming tomorrow

(Newser) - The Northeast is preparing for an early taste of winter tomorrow: Central and western Massachusetts could see a foot of snow, reports the Boston Globe , and the governor of Connecticut has warned residents they might lose power. Much of the East Coast is in the path: Parts of Maine could... More »

Sopping Northeast Grapples With Irene Devastation

Washouts, floods threaten lives across 13 states

(Newser) - With the remnants of Hurricane Irene leaving Canada, Vermont and much of the northeast is still reeling from the storm's devastation, reports the New York Times . Despite facing a much-weakened Irene, the region was hit hard by rains, closing 250 roads and several bridges in southern Vermont alone. “... More »

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